I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    Last words of man who died of injuries from I-5 crash: ‘Thanks for helping me’

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Two people are under arrest accused of driving under the influence and causing a pair of crashes that police said killed a man on I-5 early Friday morning. The Washington State Patrol said one of the causing drivers, a JBLM soldier, killed a Yelm man who moments before had been involved a minor fender-bender on I-5 in Lakewood. WSP identified the victim as 46-year-old Jason Ley of Yelm. Elma’s Tony Abbott, a witness to the crash, told […]

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    Minor flooding occurs on some area rivers after deluge

    SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – Thursday morning’s heavy rain has raised concerns about area rivers. By afternoon several flood advisories were posted for many rivers, creeks and streams from Everett to Toledo, Wash. Closer to Seattle, both the Skykomish and Snoqualmie rivers were under flood warnings. King County officials said road closures were expected within hours. The National Weather Service in Seattle tweeted at about at about 4:30 p.m. that minor flooding was occurring on the Skokomish River in Mason County, the […]

  • A rock apparently thrown from an overpass left a massive hole in Gordon Mjelde’s windshield.

    ‘It could have killed somebody’: State Patrol believes rocks being thrown at cars from I-5 overpasses

    SEATTLE – Washington State Patrol troopers believe someone is throwing rocks from bridges onto the busy I-5 freeway below. It’s happened at least four times since last month, twice since Sunday, and it’s putting countless drivers in danger. It’s really a miracle nobody has been hurt yet.  Q13 News spoke with two victims; one said they heard what sounded like an explosion when the 8-pound rock came crashing through the glass. “All of the sudden, a big ol’ crash noise,” […]

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    Utility crews, residents across Western Washington, prepare for heavy rain, windstorms

    TACOMA — Utility crews in the South Sound are doing what they can to prepare for two strong storms moving into Western Washington. The crews are ready to work overtime, if needed, to restore power. “The crews themselves are mentally prepared to possibly have to work several days in a row and go on long shifts with short rest periods in between,” said Mike Snyder of Tacoma Power. The strong storms moving in could test the endurance of the power […]

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    Series of powerful storms to slam Western Washington: Crews preparing for flooding, power outages

    SEATTLE — Strong wind, heavy rain and possibly flooding could impact Western Washington for the next several days. Q13 meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson says the rain will move in Thursday. We’re expecting three straight days of sustained winds of 20 mph with much stronger gusts. That paired with several inches of rain means an increased risk of downed trees, flooding and even power outages. A barrage of storm force wind and rain Thursday through Tuesday will bring Seattleites to second guess their storm tolerance.  Prepare […]

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    Police: Kent detectives shoot, wound man while trying to serve warrant at house

    KENT, Wash. — Police detectives trying to serve a warrant at a house in Kent shot and wounded the man they were seeking when he came to the door holding a handgun, police said. Kent Police Cmdr. Jarod Kasner said the shooting took place at about 3 p.m.  in the 400 block of Jason Avenue N. Three detectives went to a house to serve a warrant on a 38-year-old man in regard to a suspicious death case. When the man […]

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    Police: Seattle officer shoots, kills man armed with knife near ‘Jungle’ homeless camp

    SEATTLE — While attempting to break up a fight between two men near the ‘Jungle’ homeless camp Tuesday, a Seattle police officer shot one of the men who was armed with a knife, police said. He later died at the hospital. The other man was also taken to Harborview Medical Center with a non-life-threatening knife wound to his hand, SPD said. No officers were injured. SPD said the two officers were assisting city and state agencies that were clearing out […]

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    Teenager killed in possible gang-related shooting in Auburn

    AUBURN, Wash. — Police spent hours searching for suspects after finding a 17-year-old teenager in a car suffering from multiple gunshot wounds Friday morning. The shooting happened in the 2400 block of F Street SE; the victim was found sitting in his car. Medics tried to save him but he died at the scene. Some neighbors told Q13 News they were stunned to learn the victim was so young. “Our children are being murdered in the streets,” said Leticia Figueroa. […]

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    New budget could mean boost in number of Tacoma police, firefighters

    TACOMA, Wash. — More police officers could be hitting the streets of Tacoma soon. A new budget proposal by the city’s manager could pay for more police officers and firefighters.  Meanwhile, other Puget Sound law enforcement agencies are being told to slash budgets. The new budget is coming as a surprise to some because last spring city department heads were told they may need to cut up to 4% of their budgets to stay out of the red. But now […]

  • Malek Frees, 18, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, died at the scene. 
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    ‘This is 100% preventable:’ Teenage passenger killed in possible DUI crash

    ENUMCLAW, Wash. — One teenager died and four others were injured in a car crash over the weekend. The driver is under arrest for possibly being intoxicated at the time of the accident. The Washington State Patrol said the crash happened along State Route 410 near milepost 48.  Investigators said the group of young people had just left a party in the woods early Sunday morning. Investigators said the driver of a car, 18-year-old Bryson Stubbles, lost control of his […]